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‘If someone doesn’t fancy you, you have to move on’ - Glenn Middleton has no regrets over Norwich City exit

PUBLISHED: 12:18 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:20 26 April 2018

Glenn Middleton did not feel he would get a first team chance at Norwich City in the near future. 
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Glenn Middleton did not feel he would get a first team chance at Norwich City in the near future. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Glenn Middleton has found a new lease of life at boyhood club Rangers after leaving the Canaries.

The highly-rated teenage wide player was a surprising departure from Carrow Road in January after failing to make a first team breakthrough.

Middleton has yet to feature at Ibrox in the first team picture but feels wanted in Glasgow.

“I am loving it. I am coming in every day and just getting on with my football so I am a lot happier and I am enjoying it a lot more,” he said.

“It wasn’t that I was unhappy before.

“But I am coming in to work at the club I have always supported, that I have followed all my life. Me and my dad used to come and watch the games and now I am a Rangers player. You can’t really ask for much more.

“I was at Norwich for six years and just worked my way up. I was playing in the 23s when I was 15.

“I was always looking to the first team but, as can be the case in football, things don’t work out as smoothly as you would like sometimes.

“It was a case of if someone didn’t fancy you, you have to move on. You pick yourself up and you go again.”

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Middleton felt he was not going to feature under Daniel Farke in the short term with the City head coach bringing in the likes of Marley Watkins and Onel Hernandez to compete with Josh Murphy.

“It wasn’t anyone in particular, it was more a feeling that I got and I wasn’t getting the opportunities that I would have liked,” he said, speaking to the Herald. “But, that is football.

“I will go again. It is never going to be a smooth journey all the time and you can’t just turn up for training and expect things to come easy to you.

“I am not like that.

“Sometimes you have to go through the hard times and I have got through those moments to get to Rangers. At the time, the chances weren’t happening and it wasn’t going to happen. I had sort of been told that.

“It was a case of dusting myself down and going somewhere else and showing what I am capable of.

“One or two opinions at one club don’t mean people at another club will have the same view.

“There are low times for players in football but coming here has certainly been one of the high moments for me.”

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